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WARNING: This post is not suitable for empty stomachs!

Gamers gotta eat, so what if instead of boring ol’ snacks you could whip up some delicious in-game treats for yourself? Or create an entire spread based off of your favorite series? You’re in luck. There are gamers out there with a foodie streak looking to help you out in the kitchen.

Critical Hit Cocktails/The Drunken Moogle

Why It’s Tasty: Critical Hit Cocktails is the Geek and Sundry counterpart of The Drunken Moogle, an alcohol and video game infused blog and store run by creator Mitch Hutts.

Simple, fast and tasty. That’s how you could best describe the drinks made on Critical Hit Cocktails. If you’re not an experienced mixologist, manning the bar can be a bit of a daunting task. Mitch helps to bring it down a notch by using simple ingredients and techniques, showing you just how to liven up your next LAN party.

Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub by Holly Green

Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub (via iTunes)

Fry Scores (via iTunes)

Why It’s Tasty: Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub is a game-centric cook-ebook featuring recipes from Gameranx’s managing editor, Holly Green. Focusing on the recreation of in-game meals, Fry Scores is fully illustrated with gorgeous step-by-step photos of each dish’s creation and it even has video tutorials to help get the hang of those hard to master techniques.

Geared more towards those who have some experience in the kitchen, Fry Scores will have you planning a game-themed dinner party in no time.

Feast of Fiction

Why It’s Tasty: Hosted by masterminds Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams, Feast of Fiction is a YouTube and RocketJump production all about bringing pop culture dietary staples to life.

From the ramen in Ponyo to the Nectar Squares from the Percy Jackson series, with a smattering of video game themed dishes in between, Feast of Fiction has something for members of any fandom.

The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder

Skyrim Sweetroll (via Geeky Chef)

Skyrim Sweetroll (via Geeky Chef)

Why It’s Tasty: Currently available for preorder, The Geeky Chef is an unofficial cookbook and guide to the gastric goodness of all your favorite games, comics, TV shows and movies.

Containing 50 recipes by author Cassandra Reeder, it is due to be released in May 15th of this year but you can head over to the Geeky Chef blog and check out some readily available recipes when the hungers pains start to be too much!

Nerdy Nummies

Why It’s Tasty: Nerdy Nummies is a popular YouTube channel created and hosted by Rosanna Pansino. Active for 4 years and with over 150 videos and creations, things from all over the geek world have been covered by Rosanna and her many guest stars (Shigeru Miyamoto, anyone?)

Looking to make something for that special someone? Or put together some tasty treats for a treat-yo-self evening? The recipes on Nerdy Nummies are sure to please! Especially those with a sweet tooth.

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